The Award

The Contemporary Art COMEL Award Vanna Migliorin (hereafter ‘COMEL Prize’) was established in 2012 in memory of Mrs. Vanna Migliorin, her passion for art, her enthusiasm in supporting innovative projects. Vanna Migliorin was an affectionate mother and an ingenious entrepreneur.
She founded the CO.ME.L. company in 1968, a leading company in the trade and processing of semi-finished aluminum metals, that promotes and supports the COMEL Prize a brilliant example of synergy between art and business.

It is a well-established art reality in the contemporary art sector and it can be counted among the most innovative European art competitions. It selects 13 artists whose works, sticking to the assigned theme, best enlighten the expressive, aesthetic, communicative and creative qualities of aluminum.

A project, now at its 8th edition, that promotes intercultural relations among European countries, creating opportunities for sharing and meeting among artists, scholars and the public. Since 2017 edition the COMEL Award has admitted to subscribe and join the contest, not only artists who were citizens of the EU member states but also artists who live and work in all countries of the European continent (non necessarily a permanent resident of the country of residence).

Participation in the competition is free and open to artists aged 18 and above that use aluminum as a main element in the realization of the artwork they intend to enroll in the competition.

The 13 finalist works, selected by a panel of experts, will be exhibited in Latina, in the Spazio COMEL Arte Contemporanea gallery (www.spaziocomel.it), the exclusive venue of the event.
The winner will be awarded the Jury Prize, while the public who will visit the exhibition will be called to vote for the favorite works, and will decide who wins the Audience Award.
As it happens at each edition, In view of a planned and effective promotion of the participants and the prize itself, a catalog is expected to be drawn up by the organization, along with a targeted distribution of specialized media. In addition, a written interview will be dedicated to the selected winner’s art experience as an important testimony that will become part of the portfolio of the Award website. The editing of the catalog and the communication will be completely sponsored by the COMEL AWARD as well.

*. The COMEL Award has joined the “AMACI project – Business with Contemporary Art”. It is a network of companies with a common interest in supporting the value of Contemporary Art in Italy, so as to transmit knowledge, experiences and ideas, according to the principle of sharing among the partners of AMACI.

The Contemporary Art COMEL Award Vanna Migliorin (hereafter ‘COMEL Prize’) was established in 2012 in memory of Mrs. Vanna Migliorin, her passion for art, her enthusiasm in supporting innovative projects. Vanna Migliorin was an affectionate mother and an ingenious entrepreneur.
She founded the CO.ME.L. company in 1968, a leading company in the trade and processing of semi-finished aluminum metals, that promotes and supports the COMEL Prize a brilliant example of synergy between art and business.

It is a well-established art reality in the contemporary art sector and it can be counted among the most innovative European art competitions. It selects 13 artists whose works, sticking to the assigned theme, best enlighten the expressive, aesthetic, communicative and creative qualities of aluminum.

A project, now at its 8th edition, that promotes intercultural relations among European countries, creating opportunities for sharing and meeting among artists, scholars and the public. Since 2017 edition the COMEL Award has admitted to subscribe and join the contest, not only artists who were citizens of the EU member states but also artists who live and work in all countries of the European continent (non necessarily a permanent resident of the country of residence).

Participation in the competition is free and open to artists aged 18 and above that use aluminum as a main element in the realization of the artwork they intend to enroll in the competition.

The 13 finalist works, selected by a panel of experts, will be exhibited in Latina, in the Spazio COMEL Arte Contemporanea gallery (www.spaziocomel.it), the exclusive venue of the event.
The winner will be awarded the Jury Prize, while the public who will visit the exhibition will be called to vote for the favorite works, and will decide who wins the Audience Award.
As it happens at each edition, In view of a planned and effective promotion of the participants and the prize itself, a catalog is expected to be drawn up by the organization, along with a targeted distribution of specialized media. In addition, a written interview will be dedicated to the selected winner’s art experience as an important testimony that will become part of the portfolio of the Award website. The editing of the catalog and the communication will be completely sponsored by the COMEL AWARD as well.

*. The COMEL Award has joined the “AMACI project – Business with Contemporary Art”. It is a network of companies with a common interest in supporting the value of Contemporary Art in Italy, so as to transmit knowledge, experiences and ideas, according to the principle of sharing among the partners of AMACI.

Il Premio COMEL Vanna Migliorin Arte Contemporanea (d’ora in avanti “Premio COMEL”) nasce nel 2012 in memoria della Signora Vanna Migliorin, della sua passione per l’arte, del suo entusiasmo nel sostenere progetti innovativi. Vanna Migliorin è stata madre affettuosa e ingegnosa imprenditrice che ha fondato a Latina nel 1968, insieme con il marito Alfonso Mazzola, la CO.ME.L. (Commercio Metalli Latina), azienda leader nel commercio e lavorazione di metalli semilavorati di alluminio, che promuove e sostiene il Premio COMEL in un brillante esempio di sinergia tra arte e impresa *.

Una realtà ormai consolidata nel panorama artistico moderno, tra le competizioni europee più innovative, il Premio COMEL Vanna Migliorin Arte Contemporanea ogni anno seleziona le 13 opere che, nel rispetto del tema assegnato, mettano in luce le possibilità espressive, estetiche, comunicative e costruttive dell’alluminio.

Un progetto, giunto all’VIII edizione, che promuove i rapporti interculturali tra i Paesi europei, crea momenti di condivisione e incontro tra artisti, studiosi e pubblico. Dall’edizione del 2017, il Premio COMEL ha ammesso a partecipare non solo gli artisti cittadini degli Stati membri dell’Unione Europea ma anche gli artisti che vivono e/o lavorano in tutti i Paesi del continente europeo (senza necessariamente avere la cittadinanza del Paese di permanenza).

La partecipazione al bando è gratuita e aperta agli artisti dai 18 anni in su che utilizzino l’alluminio come elemento principale nella realizzazione del lavoro che intendono iscrivere alla competizione.

Ad ogni edizione le 13 opere finaliste, selezionate da una Giuria di esperti, saranno esposte a Latina, nella galleria Spazio COMEL Arte Contemporanea (www.spaziocomel.it), sede esclusiva dell’evento. Al vincitore sarà assegnato il Premio della Giuria, mentre il pubblico che visiterà la mostra sarà chiamato a votare le opere preferite decretando il vincitore del Premio del Pubblico.

Come accade a ogni edizione, nell’ottica di una pianificata ed efficace promozione dei partecipanti e del Premio stesso, è prevista la redazione di un catalogo a cura dell’organizzazione e una mirata diffusione su media specializzati. Inoltre, agli artisti selezionati sarà dedicata un’intervista sulla loro esperienza artistica. Una testimonianza importante che entrerà a far parte del portfolio del sito del Premio. La cura del catalogo e la comunicazione saranno totalmente a carico del Premio COMEL.

*. ll “Premio COMEL” aderisce al circuito “AMACI – Imprese con l’Arte Contemporanea”. Il progetto “mira a creare una rete di imprese che, mosse dalla volontà comune di sostenere il valore dell’arte contemporanea in Italia, possano trasmettersi conoscenze, esperienze e idee, beneficiando della logica della condivisione tra i partner partecipanti.”

COMEL JURY AWARD

The unique winning artist will be awarded the COMEL Jury Award. The prize consists of a cash prize of €3500. The winning artist will also be awarded a solo exhibition to be held at the Spazio COMEL Arte Contemporanea, located in via Neghelli, 68 – Latina. The publication of a catalogue of the exhibition is also included. The date and conditions of the exhibition to be agreed in advance with the organization. The work will become part of the permanent collection. CO.ME.L. By accepting the Prize, the winner relinquishes ownership of his/her work and gives CO.ME.L. all rights inherent in it, including the publication right of the image, while retaining the right to be recognized as the author of the artwork.

COMEL audience award

The winning artist will also be awarded a solo exhibition to be held at the ‘Spazio COMEL Arte Contemporanea, located in via Neghelli, 68 – Latina.
The exhibition will be curated by the COMEL organization, and it will be displayed no later than the calendar year in which the prize has been held. The date and conditions to be agreed in advance with the organization. The ‘Audience Award’ does not consist of a cash prize.

The location

The COMEL Award will take place in a special location, ‘Spazio COMEL’, a contemporary art gallery located in Via Neghelli, no° 68 in Latina (Italy).
This exhibition space has been obtained from renovating the building where the first CO.ME.L warehouse was.
This has resulted in a bright and clear space, extremely well-conceived, both in its features and in its arrangement. Therefore, now, the space clearly reflects the combination of art and business, tradition and innovation. The gallery covers an area of more than 100 sqm. Provided with the most technologically advanced and modern equipment, it can be suitable for any exhibition needs.

the sole sponsor

COMEL Industrie is a leading company in trading and processing aluminium semi-finished metals, which operates in the field since 1968. In over fifty years the company has developed a strong expertise in aluminium items, especially doors and windows, acquiring a leading position. In 2012 the company has established the COMEL Award within a path to of solidarity and participation. The company carries out this project on a completely voluntary basis and with an a renewed and tireless enthusiasm, passion and firmness, combining them with economic, environmental, social and cultural performances commitment.

The Bounty Killart, winners of the eighth edition

COMEL JURY AWARD

The unique winning artist will be awarded the COMEL Jury Award. The prize consists of a cash prize of €3500. The winning artist will also be awarded a solo exhibition to be held at the Spazio COMEL Arte Contemporanea, located in via Neghelli, 68 – Latina. The publication of a catalogue of the exhibition is also included. The date and conditions of the exhibition to be agreed in advance with the organization. The work will become part of the permanent collection. CO.ME.L. By accepting the Prize, the winner relinquishes ownership of his/her work and gives CO.ME.L. all rights inherent in it, including the publication right of the image, while retaining the right to be recognized as the author of the artwork.

COMEL audience award

The winning artist will also be awarded a solo exhibition to be held at the ‘Spazio COMEL Arte Contemporanea, located in via Neghelli, 68 – Latina.
The exhibition will be curated by the COMEL organization, and it will be displayed no later than the calendar year in which the prize has been held. The date and conditions to be agreed in advance with the organization. The ‘Audience Award’ does not consist of a cash prize.

Ana Celdrán Beltrán, winner of the Audience Award 20-21

Set up for the eighth edition

The location

The COMEL Award will take place in a special location, ‘Spazio COMEL’, a contemporary art gallery located in Via Neghelli, no° 68 in Latina (Italy).
This exhibition space has been obtained from renovating the building where the first CO.ME.L warehouse was.
This has resulted in a bright and clear space, extremely well-conceived, both in its features and in its arrangement. Therefore, now, the space clearly reflects the combination of art and business, tradition and innovation. The gallery covers an area of more than 100 sqm. Provided with the most technologically advanced and modern equipment, it can be suitable for any exhibition needs.

the sole sponsor

COMEL Industrie is a leading company in trading and processing aluminium semi-finished metals, which operates in the field since 1968. In over fifty years the company has developed a strong expertise in aluminium items, especially doors and windows, acquiring a leading position. In 2012 the company has established the COMEL Award within a path to of solidarity and participation. The company carries out this project on a completely voluntary basis and with an a renewed and tireless enthusiasm, passion and firmness, combining them with economic, environmental, social and cultural performances commitment.

The headquarters of COMEL Industrie

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